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Monday, June 22
 

8:00am

Registration
Monday June 22, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Hub

9:00am

SYMPOSIUM 1: Exploring the MEMS Ecosystem to Build a Smarter Tomorrow
Smart solutions enabled by micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technologies are having a profound impact across global markets. From consumer to industrial, automotive to medical applications, human-machine interactions are being enhanced in extraordinary ways. This symposium connects topics within the MEMS ecosystem and reveal developments driving new opportunity across the supply chain. Experts in device design, technology development and systems integration bring their insights for commercializing MEMS enabled sensing systems. The closing panel highlights the topic of Piezo MEMS and Audio Applications. As the MEMS ecosystem grows, there is opportunity for innovation at each new intersection. This symposium is a must attend event for MEMS integration engineers.
Organized and moderated by Valerie Marty from Connected Micro LLC.

Symposium Schedule:
9:00AM-9:10AM | Welcome & Opening Remarks - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC

9:10AM-9:40AM | 8 Reasons to Use Oscillators Rather than Crystals - Markus Lutz, SiTime

9:40AM-10:05AM | Coming Soon - Dr Ulrich Peuchert, Schott AG

10:05AM-10:30AM | MEMS Reliability & Cavity Gas Composition Impact - Allyson Hartzell, Veryst Engineering, LLC

10:30AM-10:55AM | Coming Soon

10:55AM-11:10AM | Networking Break

11:10AM-11:35AM | How MEMS Sensors Respond to Challenges Presented by Modern Technology:
Learning from Pressure Sensors - Dr. Nickolai Belov, Amphenol


11:35AM-12:00PM | Ultra Small 1 French Connected & Calibrated Catheter Pressure Sensor - Gertjan "Sparky" van Sprakelaar, Silicon Microstructures, Inc.

12:00PM-12:25PM | Taking a Building's EKG: Using MEMS for New Building Diagnostics - Janet Peterson, XCSpec 

12:25PM-12:30PM | Closing Remarks (Morning Sessions) - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC 

12:30PM-1:30PM | Lunch

1:30PM-1:35PM | Opening Remarks (Afternoon Sessions) - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC

1:35PM-2:00PM | Coming Soon - Ralph Morales III, SmartOrg 

2:00PM-2:25PM | Air-Microfluidics: Applications of MEMS/Nanotechnology to Low-Cost Ubiquitous Air-Quality Sensing - Igor Paprotny, University of Illinois

2:25PM-2:50PM | MEMS Sensor & Instrumentation Development: From Concepts to Customers - Stephen Horowitz, IC2  

2:50PM-3:15PM | Deploy Low-Power Analog ML Edge Processing for Predictive Maintenance in the IIOT - David Graham, Aspinity

3:15PM-3:30PM | Networking Break

3:30PM-3:55PM | MEMS Speakers: Technology & Applications - Andrea Rusconi Clerici, USound

3:55PM-4:55PM | Piezo MEMS & Audio Applications: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC 
Panelists: Andrea Rusconi Clerici, USound
Tom Doyle, Aspinity
Dr. Mary Ann Maher, SoftMEMS LLC

4:55PM-5:00PM | Closing Remarks - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC 

Moderators
avatar for Valerie Marty

Valerie Marty

Principal Consultant, Connected Micro LLC
Valerie has over 15 years experience in microsystems technology development and manufacturing.  While a MEMS integration engineer with HP, she was an active member of the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group Technical Advisory Committee.  In 2014, she was inducted into the MSIG Hall... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nickolai Belov

Dr. Nickolai Belov

Wafer Fab Engineering Manager, Amphenol Advanced Sensors
Dr. Belov received M.S. in electronics (1981) and Ph.D. in microelectronics (1989) from Moscow Physics-Engineering institute (MPhEI). He works in the field of MEMS for 35+ years. His area of expertise includes pressure sensors, accelerometers, electrostatic and electromagnetic actuators.In... Read More →
avatar for David Graham

David Graham

Founder & CSO, Aspinity
David Graham has more than 15 years’ experience researching and working in low-power electronics, signal processing and bio-inspired electronic systems. He has been awarded numerous patents and has published numerous papers in these areas. David is also an associate professor in... Read More →
avatar for Allyson Hartzell

Allyson Hartzell

Managing Engineer, Veryst Engineering, LLC
Ms. Allyson Hartzell is a consultant at Veryst Engineering with 38 years’ experience in emerging technologies. Ms. Hartzell is an internationally recognized expert in MEMS reliability and has expertise in packaging, surface chemistry and analytical techniques for failure analysis... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Stephen Horowitz

Dr. Stephen Horowitz

President, IC2
Since 2014, Dr. Stephen Horowitz has been president of IC2, a developer and manufacturer of precision sensors and instrumentation. Prior to his time at IC2, Steve spent 6 years as program manager and lead engineer for micro and nano systems research at Miltec, now a part of General... Read More →
avatar for Markus Lutz

Markus Lutz

CTO & Founder, SiTime
Markus co-founded SiTime in 2005 and, within two years, released the world’s first MEMS oscillator into mass production. Markus is a MEMS expert, a prolific entrepreneur and inventor. He holds over 100 patents, including patents underlying MEMS First™ and EpiSeal™, the processes... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Mary Ann Maher

Dr. Mary Ann Maher

Founder & CEO, SoftMEMS LLC
Dr. Mary Ann Maher received her PhD from Caltech in 1989 in the area of semiconductor device modeling developing a new charge-based transistor model. At Caltech, she conducted research in the area of neuromorphic systems, analog circuits and transistor modeling. She pursued post doctoral... Read More →
avatar for Ralph Morales III

Ralph Morales III

Head of Innovation, SmartOrg
Ralph is an experienced innovator with a demonstrated history of working through all stages of the business life cycle and functions of business management within advanced technology industries. Skilled in strategic business planning, business operations, business development, and... Read More →
avatar for Igor Paprotny

Igor Paprotny

Associate Professor, University of Illinois
Prof. Paprotny is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and is the lead of the Air-Microfluidics Group (AMFG), where among other he investigates the development of low-cost air-microfluidic sensors... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ulrich Peuchert

Dr. Ulrich Peuchert

Application & Business Development Manager, Schott AG
Dr. Ulrich Peuchert got his Diploma degree on Mineralogy, Crystallography and Material Science from University of Munich, Germany. He received his Phd from University of Cologne, Germany.Since 1998 Ulrich Peuchert has been with SCHOTT AG in various functions primarily within Corporate... Read More →
avatar for Janet Peterson

Janet Peterson

President, XCSpec
Janet has more than 30 years of computer communications and security experience in early and midstagehigh-tech software and service companies. She specializes in corporate and business development withan emphasis on core strategy conception, technology assessment, new market development... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Rusconi Clerici

Andrea Rusconi Clerici

CTO, USound GmbH
Andrea Rusconi Clerici has 10+ years technical experience in the MEMS industry having covered several engineering and management positions in R&D, product development, manufacturing engineering and operations. He has experience in research (Fraunhofer Institute), large companies (STMicroelectronics... Read More →
avatar for Gertjan 

Gertjan  "Sparky" van Sprakelaar

Sr. Design Engineering Manager, Silicon Microstructures, Inc.
Sparky holds a MSEE from the Delft University of Technology. He started his MEMS design career in 1992 at Foxboro/ICT followed by NovaSensor. From 2000 till 2016 he was Analog/Mixed signal design engineer at National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, developing numerous analog/mixed... Read More →
avatar for Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle

Founder & CEO, Aspinity
Tom Doyle brings over 30 years of experience in operational excellence and executive leadership in analog and mixed-signal semiconductor technology to Aspinity. Prior to Aspinity, Tom was group director of Cadence Design Systems’ analog and mixed-signal IC business unit, where he... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
Executive Ballroom A

9:00am

SYMPOSIUM 2: Implementing Energy Harvesting & Higher Energy Efficiency Sensor Designs
Any wirelessly connected sensor in IoT or wearable applications that uses a battery as its sole source of power must eventually deal with a battery replacement problem. Energy harvesting, converting the available energy from a variety of sources to electricity, provides an alternative to frequently changing batteries in these applications. However, energy-efficient design also plays an important role in any battery-powered sensor and improved batteries can help, too. Attendees of this symposium leave with a better understanding of how to use energy harvesting and other technologies for specific low-power sensing applications, including:
  • Tips and tricks to stay within the energy/power budget
  •    The newest techniques and technologies for energy harvesting
  •    Technology direction and insight from industry leaders
Organized and moderated by Randy Frank from Randy Frank & Associates.

Symposium Schedule:
9:00AM-9:15AM | Opening Remarks - Randy Frank, Randy Frank & Associates

9:15AM-10:00AM | Using Wireless Energy Harvesting Sensors to Enable Industrial IoT Applications - Pavan Mulabagal, ON Semiconductor

10:00AM-10:45AM | Vibration Energy Harvesting: The Back & Forth Between Research & Industry - Karim El-Rayes, University of Washington

10:45AM-11:00AM | Networking Break

11:00AM-11:45AM | Supercapacitors Enable Micro Energy Harvesters - Pierre Mars, CAP-XX

11:45AM-12:30PM | Tips & Tricks for Using Ultra Lower Power MCUs - Patrick Kennedy, Microchip Technology

12:30PM-1:30PM | Lunch

1:30PM-2:15PM | Implementing Long Range Wireless Power: RF Power Transmission, RFID & Energy Harvesting - Charles Greene, Powercast Corporation


2:15PM-3:00PM | Coming Soon

3:00PM-3:15PM | Networking Break

3:15PM-4:00PM | Solid-State Micro Batteries for Energy Harvesting Applications - Denis Pasero, Ilika

4:00PM-4:45PM | Energy Harvesting to Mitigate the 5G Power Gap - Brian Zahnstecher, PowerRox

4:45PM-5:00PM | 5GRM-Energy - Brian Zahnstecher, PowerRox 

Moderators
avatar for Randy Frank

Randy Frank

President, Randy Frank & Associates, Ltd.

Speakers
avatar for Karim El-Rayes

Karim El-Rayes

Research Engineer, University of Washington
Karim El-Rayes has been researching energy harvesting for a decade. Most of his research is mainly focused on kinetic energy harvesting from vibrations. Where he co-authored over 10 publications in the field of vibration energy harvesting and related fields.Karim is a Ph.D. candidate... Read More →
avatar for Charles Greene

Charles Greene

Chief Operating & Technical Officer, Powercast Corporation
avatar for Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Kennedy

Marketing Applications Engineer, Microchip Technology
avatar for Pierre Mars

Pierre Mars

VP Quality & Applications Engineering, CAP-XX Pty Ltd
Pierre has over 40 years of hardware and embedded software design experience. He has been with CAP-XX for 19 years where he is responsible for development of new supercapacitor applications. Prior to joining CAP-XX he held senior technical positions with Racal Defence Electronics... Read More →
avatar for Pavan Mulabagal

Pavan Mulabagal

IoT Strategy & Marketing, ON Semiconductor
avatar for Denis Pasero

Denis Pasero

Product Commercialisation Manager, Ilika plc
avatar for Brian Zahnstecher

Brian Zahnstecher

Principal, PowerRox
Brian Zahnstecher is a Sr. Member of the IEEE, Chair (Emeritus) of the IEEE SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS) awarded 2017 Best Chapter awards at the local/national/worldwide levels concurrently (an unprecedented achievement), sits on the Power Sources Manufacturers Association... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 211AB

9:00am

SYMPOSIUM 3: Machine Learning - Coming to a Sensor Near You
Machine Learning (ML) is now possible on sensor devices themselves - enabling more functionality, efficiency, and privacy as a result. From lower-latency predictive maintenance to commercial person detection without cloud data collection, embedded ML offers a way to gain insights and extract more value at the sensor source. As the device software is created through training using sensor data examples it offers the possibility for highly customized applications without needing deep embedded software expertise. It also opens up huge possibilities for IoT as the low bandwidth, high information output from embedded ML inference is ideal for low-power wide area communication technologies like LoRa or 5G cellular LTE Cat-M or NB-IoT.

With billions of microcontrollers in combination with thousands sensors continually digitizing the world around us the possibilities are immense - but there are still challenges. Where do you start in developing the applications? How much ML knowledge do you need? What are the implications for security and privacy? What algorithms are most appropriate for different sensor and application types?

In this symposium, industry leaders and innovative start-ups will discuss how to overcome these challenges to deliver compelling state-of-the-art commercial solutions.

Symposium Schedule:
9:00AM-9:35AM |  Welcome & Introduction - Dominic Pajak, Arduino

9:35AM-10:15AM | How TinyML Can Help You Build Smart Sensors - Peter Warden, Google


10:15AM-10:45AM | Machine Learning for Embedded Developers: No Previous Experience Required - Daniel Situnayake, Edge Impulse

10:45AM-11:00AM | Networking Break

11:00AM-11:30AM | Next Generation Machine Learning for Mobile & Embedded Platforms - Chris Harrison, Qeexo

11:30AM-12:00PM | Coming Soon

12:00PM-12:30PM | Coming Soon

12:30PM-1:30PM | Lunch

1:30PM-2:00PM | Coming Soon


2:00PM-3:00PM | Democratizing Machine Learning
Moderator: Dominic Pajak, Arduino
Panelists: Chris Harrison, Qeexo 
Daniel Situnayake, Edge Impulse 
Peter Warden, Google
Nvidia Speaker Coming Soon

3:00PM-3:15PM | Networking Break

3:15PM-3:45PM | Coming Soon

3:45PM-4:15PM | Delivering Medical Sensors: Overcoming the Challenges Facing Wearable Devices - Walt Maclay, Voler Systems

4:15PM-4:45PM | Coming Soon

4:45PM-5:00PM | Closing Remarks - John Koon, Tech Idea Research

Speakers
avatar for Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

CTO & Co-Founder, Qeexo
Chris is CTO and Co-founder of Qeexo, as well as an Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. He broadly investigates novel sensing technologies and interaction techniques, especially those that empower people to interact with “small devices... Read More →
avatar for John Koon

John Koon

Technology Editor, Tech Idea Research
John Koon’s current roles include embedded technology research and publication. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the RTC Magazine and COTS Journal.  His current role is a freelance editor/writer working for multiple magazines. Additionally, he has published numerous technical articles... Read More →
avatar for Walt Maclay

Walt Maclay

President, Voler Systems
Walt Maclay, President, and founder of Voler Systems, a leading electronic design firm in Silicon Valley, is committed to delivering quality electronic products that are easy to manufacture. Voler Systems specializes in designing wearable devices by using its skill with sensors.
avatar for Dominic Pajak

Dominic Pajak

VP Business Development, Arduino
Dominic is passionate about making IoT technology accessible to developers everywhere. Previously at ARM, he started as an engineer and later took the Cortex-M0 from concept to launch - a processor that has shipped in the billions alongside sensors and low-power radios in thousands... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Situnayake

Daniel Situnayake

Founding TinyML Engineer, Edge Impulse
avatar for Peter Warden

Peter Warden

Staff Research Engineer, Google


Monday June 22, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
Executive Ballroom B

9:00am

SYMPOSIUM 4: Challenges & Application Opportunities for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable & Functional Fabric Sensors, Sensor-Based Systems & Electronics
The rise of sensors and electronics that conform to soft and complex surfaces has grown exponentially, accelerated by new applications for IoT, wearables and medical devices. Fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or printed and woven into fabrics, these technologies offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, weight savings, and lower profiles—opening opportunities to apply sensors and electronics in novel ways not achievable in the past. This symposium explores the recent innovations in this area, exciting new product introductions and real-world applications. Additionally, it looks at the opportunities afforded by 3-D printing of these devices. Attendees get the latest, up-to-date information on:
  • Where’s the technology today in the adoption cycle
  • Progress and recommendations on overcoming the barriers to widespread, successful commercialization
  • A look at some of the early use cases and practical applications
  • Future technology directions and emerging application opportunities
Organized and moderated by Roger Grace from Roger Grace Associates.

Symposium Schedule:
Introduction & Summary - Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates

3D Printing & Sensors: A Match Made in Heaven - Doug Sparks, Hanking Electronics

ChipInFlex: Novel Flexible Technology Manufacturing - Coralie Gallis, PhD, CEA

The Process to Commercialize Flexible Medical Sensors for Scale, Quality, Performance & Profit - David DiPaola, DiPaola Consulting

Flexible, Printed, Environmentally-Safe Batteries for Commercial Deployment in Cold Chain Logistics, Medical Patches & More - M. Laich

Speakers
CG

Coralie Gallis, PhD

Senior Strategic Partnerships, North America, CEA
avatar for Roger Grace

Roger Grace

President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (RGA), a marketing consulting firm specializing in high technology, which he founded in 1982 in San Francisco, California. His background includes over 40 years in analog circuit design engineering, manufacturing engineering, application... Read More →
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Doug Sparks

CTO, Hanking Electronics
Doug has been involved in business, product development, operations and engineering related to semiconductors, MEMS, sensors process and design integration, MEMS packaging, additive manufacturing as well as wafer fab design and start up. Doug has international business experience... Read More →
avatar for David DiPaola

David DiPaola

Managing Director, DiPaola Consulting
David DiPaola is Managing Director of DiPaola Consulting. As an engineer / entrepreneur, David specializes in providing inspiration, design and commercialization for his customers. Through inspiration he provides leadership and business consulting to startups and existing corporations... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 212AB

9:00am

SYMPOSIUM 5: Hey Network, It’s Me, Sensor: Opportunities & Challenges in a Connected World
The Internet of Things is giving rise to unprecedented amounts of sensor data, which is poised to transform nearly every aspect of our lives from smarter cities to more efficient manufacturing plants and better energy management to health and wellness applications. Not only is there a challenging set of requirements with respect to functionality, cost, power, connectivity, and physical dimensions of these IoT devices and systems, there are connectivity and networking issues and concerns that are new and unfamiliar to engineers that work with sensors and electronics. These include power management, RF interference, data synchronization, and competition among resources for bandwidth access. This symposium gives design engineers:
  • insights and advice on how address these issues
  • strategies for managing the myriad decisions and trade-offs in IoT systems design
  • insights on how to select system components including sensors and wireless communications options
  • guidance on taking their designs from concept to commercialization faster and more effectively
Organized and moderated by FierceElectronics.

Symposium Schedule:
9:00AM-9:45AM | Which IoT Investments Should the US Federal Government Be Making?
Benson Chan, Gordon Feller, Renil Paramel, Christopher Reberger - Strategy of Things

9:45AM-10:15AM | Coming Soon

10:15AM-10:45AM | Comparison of IoT Wireless Communications Options - Michael Anderson, Huntington Ingalls Industries

10:45AM-11:00AM | Networking Break

11:00AM-11:30AM | Coming Soon

11:30AM-12:00PM | Coming Soon

12:00PM-12:30PM | Machine Learning at the Edge - Jon Lindén, Ekkono Solutions AB

12:30PM-1:30PM | Lunch

1:30PM-2:00PM | How to Conduct an IoT Pilot on the Cheap - Scott Stubbe, Dakotaland Manufacturing

2:00PM-2:30PM | Post Mortem on Developing an Edge Device as a Small Team - Sai Yamanoor, Praxair

2:30PM-3:00PM | How Connected Sensors Enable New Solutions - Shimon Gersten, DeviceSYS

3:00PM-3:15PM | Networking Break

3:15PM-3:45PM | Understanding Your Cellular Options - Tom Dever, NimbeLink

3:45PM-4:15PM | Empowering Patients to Manage Their Orthopedics Recovery at Home - Hari Harikrishnan, Plethy

4:15PM-4:45PM | Coming Soon

4:45PM-5:00PM | Closing Remarks

Speakers
avatar for Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Systems Architect, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Mike Anderson is currently lead systems architect for the Technical Services Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. With over 40 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS offerings for IoT devices including mbed and Zephyr as well... Read More →
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Benson Chan

Co-founder & Senior Partner, Strategy of Things
Benson Chan is a co-founder and Senior Partner at Strategy of Things. He has over 25+ years of scaling innovative businesses and technologies for Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Benson’s career spanned several innovation-led organizations - NASA, Hughes Electronics, PricewaterhouseCoopers... Read More →
avatar for Tom Dever

Tom Dever

Director Customer Success, NimbeLink
A serial entrepreneur who has started multiple companies with more than twenty-five years of experience in the embedded computing and Internet of Things markets. Technical experience ranges from programming pneumatic robots to designing PC motherboards to developing connected embedded... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Feller

Gordon Feller

Founder, Meetings of the Minds
Gordon has over 35 years of experience building IoT initiatives, developing and leading path-breaking projects with many different kinds of organizations, including governments, industrials, utilities. Gordon’s experience encompasses a wide range of disciplines, from technology... Read More →
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Shimon Gersten

CTO, DeviceSYS
Shimon Gersten is the CTO at DeviceSYS - realizing wireless devices and system ideas.Front End loaded development: Innovation focused System Engineering - complex advanced systems: welcome!Consulting and support for: Prototyping, product development, integration, manufacturing and... Read More →
avatar for Hari Harikrishnan

Hari Harikrishnan

Chief Product Officer, Plethy
Hari is Chief Product Officer at Plethy, an IoT Healthcare company. Plethy provides a comprehensive IoT platform for joint care at home, including a sensor that monitors joint health and mobility 24x7. Hari has spent over a decade in IoT and digitization. He was formerly VP and GM... Read More →
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Jon Lindén

CEO, Ekkono Solutions AB
Jon Lindén is the CEO and co-founder of the Swedish Edge Machine Learning company Ekkono Solutions. Mr Lindén is a serial entrepreneur, where he took his previous endeavor, Procera Networks, from scratch to Silicon Valley, going public on NYSE, re-IPO on NASDAQ, and $100M in global... Read More →
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Renil Paramel

Co-founder & Senior Partner, Strategy of Things
Renil is a co-founder and Senior Partner at Strategy of Things, an innovation company focused on management consulting, market intelligence and Innovation Lab involving emerging technologies. Renil has over 22 years of experience, including 20 years of professional consulting experience... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Reberger

Christopher Reberger

Principal, Strategy of Things
Christopher Reberger is a leading industry expert in assessing the economic and social impacts of digital technologies. Christopher spent twelve years in the Office of the Chairman at Cisco Systems. In this role, he studied and quantified the long term economic and social impact of... Read More →
avatar for Scott Stubbe

Scott Stubbe

Maintenance Technician, Dakotaland Manufacturing
Scott Stubbe has been a Maintenance Technician specializing in control and data systems at Dakotaland Manufacturing in Sioux Falls, SD for the last 3 years. He also completed an Associate's Degree in Mechatronics Technology in 2018, and has focused on independent study of IIoT ever... Read More →
avatar for Sai Yamanoor

Sai Yamanoor

IoT Applications Engineer, Praxair
Sai Yamanoor has over 6 years of experience as an embedded systems expert and currently works for an industrial gases manufacturer in Buffalo, NY. He has worked on software development, hardware development including IoT system design, testing and deployment. Along with Srihari, he... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 211CD

5:00pm

Sensors Expo Kick-Off Party
Unwind after a full day of deep-dive technical sessions with the 2020 Kick-Off Party! Join us before Sensors Expo officially starts on Tuesday with drinks and appetizers.

Monday June 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, June 23
 

7:00am

Press & Analyst Breakfast
Tuesday June 23, 2020 7:00am - 9:00am
Executive Ballroom D

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday June 23, 2020 7:30am - 6:00pm
The Hub

8:30am

Autotech Council & Telecom Council Meeting: Smart Cities
By 2030, the world is projected to have 43 megacities with more than 10 million inhabitants & commuters.  By monitoring and controlling resources and transportation, Smart Cities can ensure sustainability and efficiency.  Sensors will be the cornerstones of these cities, connected to form a central nervous system that will integrate transport, mobility and logistic systems, will empower e-business and e-commerce, will facilitate multi-modal fast commutes and reduce CO2 emissions, and will manage and the use and re-use of resources to maximize energy consumption and control pollution.

Join the Autotech Council and Telecom Council for a morning of debate and discover, product demos, startup pitches, and great networking as we get a sense of the innovations and opportunities that will build the world’s Smart Cities.

Sensors Expo attendees can register for this meeting during registration or in the Attendee Resource Center (non-member rate: $200). Autotech Council members can inquire about their free pass here.

Tuesday June 23, 2020 8:30am - 12:00pm
Executive Ballroom G

9:00am

KEYNOTE: The Boeing 737 MAX: Lessons Learned for Software Development
From airplanes and automobiles to the latest electronic devices and wearable technology, software is an increasingly important part of most products today, delivering gains in flexibility, speed-to-market, cost advantages, and features that would not be achievable in hardware alone. In fact, at the core of it many modern systems are really just networks of computers and software. But along with the exponential growth in software code has come added complexity and risk that can be difficult to manage in even some of the seemingly simplest of systems. Using the example of what went wrong with the Boeing 737 MAX, this keynote examines the engineering, cultural, and systems design/software development approaches that can lead to negative outcomes and what today’s organizations can do to build safer systems.

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Travis

Gregory Travis

Managing Director, Supporwell LLC
Gregory Travis is a writer, an executive in software development, a pilot, and the owner of a 1979 Cessna 172. Realizing at the age of 13 that computers had applications far beyond number crunching, he created Note, one of the earliest social media platforms, for the Control Data... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am
Meeting Room 230

9:00am

Bluetooth Sponsored Workshop - Latest Advancements in Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Technology
In this Workshop, attendees will learn the latest advancements in low energy connectivity including Bluetooth LE connections over 1 kilometer enabling long range Wireless IoT, commercial lighting as a foundation for sensor networks and building automation, latest connectivity trends in vehicles, advanced real-time location and asset tracking solutions and the next generation of advanced audio application in commercial and consumer environments.

Agenda:

9:00AM-9:40AM
SIG Opening: Overview – More info coming soon!

9:40AM-10:20AM
Advanced Real-Time Location services (RTLS) using Bluetooth Low Energy Technology
Theme 1: RTLS/Direction Finding
This session will look at Quuppa’s innovative platform for location based services and applications that uses advanced positioning algorithms enabling real-time tracking of Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) Tags and devices, with centimeter level accuracy enabling a fully scalable and cost-effective Real Time Locating System (RTLS) solution for all industries.
Speaker: Fabio Belloni, Chief Customer Officer & Co-Founder, Quuppa

10:40AM-11:20AM
Bluetooth Mesh Networking Enables Scalable, Secure and Interoperable Wireless Lighting
Theme 2: Mesh - especially around sensors, lighting as platform
Bluetooth mesh enables next generation of interoperable commercial lighting applications with wireless lighting controls, ambient light and occupancy sensing, easy and secure deployment using smart phone applications as well gateway less operation. This session discusses the architecture and benefits of Bluetooth mesh-based lighting applications and performance of Bluetooth mesh technology in large scale lighting solutions.
Speaker: Claudio Filho, Staff Field Application Engineer, Silicon Labs

11:20AM-12:00PM
Panel - More info coming soon!

1:20PM-2:00PM
More info coming soon!
Theme 3: Audio – what’s new with LE Audio

2:00PM-2:40PM
Bluetooth for Long-Range Wireless IoT Enablement 
Theme 4: Range
Bluetooth is a ubiquitous, global wireless technology that enriches and simplifies a wide variety of everyday interactions between us and our mobile devices. Pretty much everyone uses it from a consumer perspective but its reach and growing use in wireless applications for industrial, commercial and medical industries has been increasing exponentially over the last 5 years. However, Bluetooth still attracts a label as a ‘short range’ wireless technology but since the advent of the Bluetooth 5 in Dec 2016, its actual performance for wide area coverage in harsh RF environments needs to be reassessed. Laird Connectivity, and its global OEM customer base, has integrated Bluetooth 5 Coded PHY capabilities into a wide range of different end products and applications over the last 24 months and this talk will review its capabilities and document real world testing to show its growing dominance as the wireless technology of choice for IoT sensor enablement.
Speaker: Jonathan Kaye, Senior Director of Product Management, Laird Technologies

3:00PM-3:40PM
Exploring Connectivity Trends for Bluetooth® Low Energy in the Car 
Theme 5: Core Specifications 5.x Update
Connectivity’s ubiquity in the world is certainly gaining momentum in the automotive industry. Many car owners think of automotive wireless connectivity as a simple interaction with an in-car infotainment system, but new applications are emerging, whether it’s personalizing an owner’s interaction with the vehicle, creating a path for lower-power connectivity operation when in the key-off state, or providing users the experience of passive entry via phone-as-a-key (PaaK) applications.

For several years now, TI’s Bluetooth® Low Energy technology has been connecting multiple elements within the car of , including head units, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMSs), telematics control units (TCUs), car access through PaaK and other accessories. In this session, we will talk about the trends of Bluetooth Low Energy in automotive and explore a few of these end-equipments in more detail.
Speaker: David Lara, Automotive SW Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments

3:40PM-4:20PM
Panel - More info coming soon!

This workshop is free to all attendees and on a first come, first served basis. Simply sign up during attendee registration.

Speakers
avatar for Fabio Belloni

Fabio Belloni

Chief Customer Officer & Co-Founder, Quuppa
Fabio Belloni is Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder of Quuppa and a leading authority on advanced location technologies. At Quuppa, Fabio focuses on accelerating the success of companies in Quuppa’s partner ecosystem, evangelizing the benefits of accurate positioning capabilities... Read More →
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Claudio Filho

Staff Field Application Engineer, Silicon Labs
Claudio Filho is an experienced Staff Field Application Engineer and Lead FAE for the West Coast for Silicon Labs with a demonstrated history of Firmware and Hardware development. Skilled in Microcontrollers, Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth Mesh and Zigbee Wireless networks. He has... Read More →
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Jonathan Kaye

Senior Director of Product Management, Laird Technologies
Jonathan Kaye is the Senior Director of Product Management for Laird Connectivity with nearly 20 years of experience in the embedded wireless and product design field.
avatar for David Lara

David Lara

Automotive SW Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments
David Lara is an Applications Engineer in the Connectivity Business Unit at Texas Instruments since 2018. He has spent the last 2 years helping and supporting automotive customers with the use of Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity for various portions of the car such as head-units... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 9:00am - 4:20pm
LL21D

10:00am

AT1: Is Augmented Reality Ready for Prime Time?
Is your company considering an industrial maintenance project using augmented reality? Intel recently completed a pilot for maintaining high intensity power panels in their sub-fab bulk chemical and power delivery areas of our Arizona factories. Augmented reality promises to deliver a valuable immersive experience in industrial spaces by overlaying the digital world on top of the physical world. Intel sees this as a potential path to achieve guided equipment maintenance procedures which in turn will dramatically increase quality and result in more equipment uptime and better sustained production performance. Challenges from battery life, to headset weight, to field of view size, to complex production of augmented reality content are real issues early adopters face. In this session, attendees learn about Intel's experiences with this new technology in industrial environments. It’s not as glamorous as all the marketing videos demonstrate. The reality is something very different. Is it ready for prime time? By listening to Intel's experiences, companies can judge for themselves at what time it makes the most sense to engage in production pilots.

Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Executive Ballroom C

10:00am

IM1: Advances & Gaps in Wireless Sensor Technology in Chemical Manufacturing Pilot Plants
This session gives an overview on the impact of the use of wireless sensor technologies in designing, building, operating, troubleshooting, and redeploying chemical manufacturing pilot plants. It presents the requirements for success, tools for monitoring performance, and gaps of existing technologies. The key areas include sensor configuration, process condition monitoring, and data analytics.

Speakers
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Dr. Ademola Idowu

Principal Research Scientist, Dow
Dr. Ademola Idowu joined Dow in 2008 after completing his Ph.D. program in Analytical Chemistry at Texas Tech University, Lubbock. He is currently a Principal Research Scientist with the primary role of leading fundamental research, plant troubleshooting, process improvement, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 211AB

10:00am

IOT1: Intelligent Sensors: Technology for a Better Lifestyle
With billions of devices dispersed globally, there are opportunities to create technology that enables more than connectivity, productivity and efficiency: technology that does “good.” Sensors can play that role, and it’s time to explore how their use can create better, greener ways of life. This session discusses how tiny, intelligent, sophisticated sensors are changing the world while playing a significant role in saving it by creating safer, cleaner environments.

Speakers
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Pierre Laboisse

EVP of Global Sales & Marketing, ams AG
Mr Pierre Laboisse joined ams AG in early 2016. His 25-plus years in the technology industry included Executive Vice President with global contract manufacturing company Asteel Flash Group where he was responsible for the corporate strategy and communication, manufacturing, and technology... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Executive Ballroom B

10:00am

MEMS1: Deploying Quiescent Sensors to Reduce Energy Consumption
Demand for voice user interface electronics continues to skyrocket as reflected in a recent surge in the smart speaker market. In fact, the market is expected to reach 13.3 billion units by 2024, according to a Global MEMS Microphones Market report. Will this market growth cause a surge in energy consumption and can far field voice come to battery powered devices? Are quiescent sensors the answer? Get these questions answered in this information-packed session!

Speakers
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Matt Crowley

CEO, Vesper
Matt Crowley’s passion for bringing disruptive technologies to market is fully evident at Vesper, which pioneered groundbreaking technology by developing the world’s first piezoelectric MEMS microphone. With five rapid product rollouts in just five years and millions of units... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Executive Ballroom A

10:00am

RD1: Sensing for Consumer Home Robotics
Real robots are on the way to the home, and the home is a messy place, demanding more of sensors and algorithms than any industrial setting. In building the first ready-to-commercialize systems that address the freeform home environment, Samsung Research America shares their insights into the new demands placed on sensors, edge processing, real-time requirements, and artificial intelligence in making the dreams of a true home robots a reality. In this session, attendees gain an understanding of the limitations of what robots can realistically achieve in the home, and what is needed to make that happen. Understand how sensors and their algorithms are stressed differently in a home environment, and gain insight into the financial and practical limits of commercialization of high-grade consumer sensor systems.

Speakers
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Sajid Sadi

VP of Research, Samsung Research America
Sajid Sadi is Vice President of Research at Samsung Research America and head of the Think Tank Team, a truly multidisciplinary team with a mandate to create new business opportunities and models for Samsung. He focuses on tapping into new insights from the realms of science, technology... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 212AB

10:00am

SD1: The Paradox of Choice: How to Winnow Down Options in DAQ & Sensors for a Future-Proof Solution
How many data acquisition systems do you know of, maybe five or six? Well multiply that by about 50, and that's how many systems are really out there. Depending on your needs, these systems can cost as low as $50 per channel or up to $1,800 per channel. How can you sure that the system you are investing in will still be viable in 3, 5, 10 years? Will the sensors you have be adequate for what the next generation holds? This session explains three key elements of data acquisition, how to select the right sensor for you, how to ensure longevity, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Depaolantonio

Anthony Depaolantonio

Instrumentation and Imaging, Rel & Test Supervisor, Tesla
Anthony has had an ever-expanding career working as an engineering technician as well as spending time in the field working face to face with customers as a Field Service Representative for CMI Defense. As a former Marine and an Automotive Instrumentation Lead for the Army Test and... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 211CD

10:00am

STMicroelectronics Sponsored Workshop - Predictive Maintenance: Use of Advanced Sensors in Smart Industry Applications
The STWIN SensorTile Wireless Industrial Node (STEVAL-STWINKT1) is a development kit that simplifies prototyping and testing of advanced industrial IoT applications such as condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. The kit features a core system board powered by a STM32L4+ with a range of embedded industrial-grade sensors for vibration analysis across a wide range of vibration frequencies, including very high frequency audio and ultrasound spectra, and high precision local temperature and environmental monitoring. To help speed up design cycles for end-to-end solutions a rich set of software packages (STSW-STWINKT01 and FP-IND-PREDMNT1) and optimized firmware libraries are provided, as well as a cloud dashboard application (DSH-PREDMNT). The kit supports BLE wireless connectivity through an on-board module, Wi-Fi connectivity through a special plugin expansion board (STEVAL-STWINWFV1), LPWAN via STMod+ compatible add-on boards.

In this three hour training, STMicroelectronics will guide the developers unboxing the STWIN platform, registering the kit to the AWS Cloud through the Dashboard application, configuring it and connecting it to the cloud and accessing the generated sensor data.

This a working session. Participants will need their own laptop running Windows 7 or later, or a MacBook running Windows (Parallels, VM Fusion, etc.); participants should have a basic understanding of the “C” programming language or equivalent. Note: Administrator rights are needed for software and driver installation. ST will provide the development kit and all software.

This workshop is free to all attendees and on a first come, first served basis. Simply sign up during attendee registration.



Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Ballroom E

10:00am

Sensors Live Theater
More information coming soon!



Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 4:20pm
Expo Floor

10:00am

Automotive Theater
More information coming soon!

12:00PM-1:00PM Startup Review: Autotech
Presented by Autotech Council
​​​​Autotech Council introduces startups to major automotive and mobility companies monthly and give you an opportunity to hear the pitches of a few highly relevant startups on the Sensors Expo show floor.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 5:50pm
Expo Floor

10:00am

Expo Floor Open
Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 6:00pm
Expo Floor

11:00am

AT2: Materials Advances in Sensors: The Newest Innovations Coming Down the Pipeline
From fully printed and stretchable sensors to innovations in sensor materials are opening up new opportunities in everything from wearables and biodiagnostics, to monitoring and detection applications.
  • What sensor innovation has had the biggest impact in the market in the past five years?
  • What are some of the most innovative new sensor materials that will be introduced in the next couple of years and what are the biggest potential uses?
  • What are some of the biggest material challenges yet to be solved and what are the implications for industry when they are?

Moderators
avatar for Spencer Chin

Spencer Chin

Editor, FierceElectronics
Spencer Chin is an editor for FierceElectronics handling the brand's sensors coverage while also contributing stories on other technology and business topics important to electronics design engineers. Spencer has previously written for a number of content brands serving the OEM electronics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ross Bringans

Dr. Ross Bringans

VP and Director, Electronic Materials & Devices Lab, PARC
Dr. Ross Bringans is Vice President and Director of the Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory research organization at PARC, a Xerox company. His organization focuses on novel printing technologies; flexible, organic, and large-area electronics for various applications; micro-electro-mechanical... Read More →
avatar for Babu Varghese, Ph.D

Babu Varghese, Ph.D

Senior Scientist, Philips Research
Dr. Babu Varghese is Senior Scientist and Project Leader at Philips Research in Netherlands since 2007. He has co-developed several light and energy-based sensing and treatment devices and methods for Personal Health applications. He is a co-author of 65+ patent filings and 70+ peer... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Executive Ballroom C

11:00am

IM2: Human-Machine-AI Collaborative Systems: Bringing Them to Reality
The session discusses how Humans, Machines and AI systems can effectively and collaboratively form a partnership complementing each other’s skills doing more together than they could do on their own across various industrial and commercial IoT use-cases to improve efficiency, cost and mass personalization. It also discusses state-of-the-art, various challenges and mechanism to bring these systems to reality across commercial and industrial use-cases.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Manish Mehta

Dr. Manish Mehta

Technical Director of Innovation, Stanley Black and Decker
Dr. Manish Mehta currently leads the charter at Stanley Black and Decker on Open Innovation. In his current role, he is responsible for Identifying innovative approaches of high margin, high growth commercial opportunities in the areas of advanced materials, batteries, AI, machine... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room 211AB

11:00am

IOT2: Will IoT Technology Deployments Prevent Railroad Accidents?
Railroads in North America recently invested tens of billions of dollars to comply with a federal mandate to deploy a sensor network and wireless communications technology called positive train control, designed to prevent accidents due to human error. This session describes the deployed technology, its current limitations, and a sensor technology augmentation they developed to automatically identify anomalies due to track and roadbed problems, which is a dominant cause of railroad accidents. The information presented in this session was assembled by Raj Bridgelall and Denver Tolliver.

Speakers
avatar for Raj Bridgelall, PhD

Raj Bridgelall, PhD

Assistant Professor & Program Director, North Dakota State University
Raj Bridgelall holds a Ph.D. in Transportation & Logistics from North Dakota State University (with a 4.0 GPA) and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University (where he finished in the top 5% of his class). Raj is an experienced principal... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Executive Ballroom B

11:00am

MEMS2: The General Pervasiveness of MEMS Sensors on Everyday Life & a Glimpse in the Human-Machine Voice Interface
This session covers the general MEMS market. MEMS sensors and actuators are the driving force of the consumer, automotive, industrial and medical megatrends (5G, IoT, ADAS, Industry4.0, etc). The global MEMS market reached $12.4B in 2019 driven mainly by inertial, pressure, microphone, infrared, RF and optical MEMS. Moreover, the technology trends (piezoelectric MEMS, sensor-fusion, edge computing) are taking the MEMS industry to the next level. Finally, due to the ongoing voice-assistant revolution, we will focus some more on MEMS microphones.

Speakers
avatar for Dimitrios Damianos, Ph.D.

Dimitrios Damianos, Ph.D.

Technology & Market Analyst, Yole Développement
Dimitrios Damianos, PhD joined Yole Développement (Yole) as a Technology and Market Analyst within the Photonics & Sensing division. Daily, Dimitrios is working with his team to deliver valuable technology & market reports regarding the imaging and sensor industry including photonics... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Executive Ballroom A

11:00am

RD2: The World of AI Traffic Management System of Flying Cars, Drones & Flying Medical Robotic Devices
The research and findings on how a revolutionary Artificial Intelligence of Multi- Sensor Technologies will aid in monitoring and controlling several technologies of flying cars, drones, and flying medical robotic devices. Whitmarsh Research Group’s AI Aviated Vehicles Technology Research has resulted in the application of a Direct Aviated Response Transmission Transport Sensor, a multi-frequency sensor system that processes a command & control transmission. The DARTTS research features several AI process, application, and applied sensor technologies. This session includes an introduction to how AI can handle complex controls and commands in controlling several sensors without human intervention and how the Innovation will open the door in the Next Generation of Transportation, aviation, security, and medical robotic applications.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Whitmarsh

Peter Whitmarsh

Research Director & Development Consultant, Whitmarsh Research Group
Peter Whitmarsh is a Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, Technology Director and Inventor. He is responsible for creating WRG’s Technology Roadmap, including system architecture, manufacturing, testing and production. He is the Inventor of complete systems and processes:• The first Sub-$1,000.00... Read More →
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Shana Whitmarsh

Co-Founder & Inventor, Whitmarsh Research Group
Co-invents, defines, streamlines and productizes inventions and technologies. Deconstructs complex problems, imagining and re-imagining methods, processes and use case scenarios to improve safety and quality of life. Technical design, development, product design, branding, marketing... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room 212AB

11:00am

SD2: Common Mistakes That Engineers Make With Sensors in PCB Layout
What stands between a great design and the recycling bin? Often it’s a lot less than you might think. While manufacturability is not always thought of as a primary factor in design, small changes in pc board layout can have major impacts on functionality, reliability and cost. By their very nature sensor-based designs are even more susceptible to layout problems than more conventional electronics. In this session, Duane Benson walks through the most common traps found on the manufacturing floor that keep otherwise great designs from fulfilling their potential. He gives real-world problems with easy to implement solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Duane Benson

Duane Benson

Director of Marketing, Milwaukee Electronics
Duane Benson is the director of Marketing for the Milwaukee Electronics family of companies, including the Screaming Circuits online prototype and on-demand manufacturing division. Duane has more than 35 years in the technology world, going back to software development and product... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room 211CD

12:00pm

Startup Review: Autotech
Located in the Automotive Theater, Presented by Autotech Council
​​​​Autotech Council introduces startups to major automotive and mobility companies monthly and give you an opportunity to hear the pitches of a few highly relevant startups on the Sensors Expo show floor.

Tuesday June 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Expo Floor

1:00pm

AT3: The Future of Net Zero HVAC: Industry 4.0 & Climate Change
The UK government is one of the first aiming to be carbon neutral by 2050. Currently 50% of all carbon emissions in the UK come from household HVAC systems, so rethinking their design in light of IIoT can only help. This session reviews how 'Thermal Integration' designed a HVAC system for residential buildings in London are using IIoT at a disruptive price point to meet the new legislation and achieve both environmental and economic benefits.

Speakers
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Luke Walsh

Managing Director, Brainboxes Ltd.
Luke Walsh is Managing Director of Brainboxes Ltd, a Liverpool based designer and manufacturer of data and I/O connectivity products. Brainboxes' mission is to realise the fourth industrial revolution for companies, no matter what their size and Luke has been instrumental in driving... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Executive Ballroom C

1:00pm

IM3: Optical Smoke Detection Development Platform
Monitoring smoke and other particulates is essential for health and safety in industrial, commercial, and residential settings. This session describes a platform for optically based smoke and particulate monitoring application development that facilitates a spectrum of use cases, from continuous, wired operation, to low average power sampled applications with local data storage for long-term monitoring. Multiple system-level aspects of the design will be detailed, including physical smoke chamber construction, optical and electronic design, software device drivers, portable application code, and algorithmic development.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Bushey

Brandon Bushey

Systems Application Engineer, Analog Devices
Brandon Bushey joined Analog Devices in 2005 where he has held various applications related roles. He is currently a systems application engineer developing hardware and software reference designs. Brandon holds a BSEE degree from UMass, Amherst, and when he's not working he enjoys... Read More →
avatar for Mark Thoren

Mark Thoren

System Design Engineer, Analog Devices
Mark Thoren joined Analog Devices (Linear Technology at the time) in 2001 as an applications engineer supporting precision data converters. He's since held various roles in mixed-signal applications involving training, technical publications, and customer support. Mark recently joined... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room 211AB

1:00pm

IOT3: WiFi for the Internet of Things: Towards Enhancing Energy Efficiency & Timeliness
WiFi IoT devices suffer from high delay and energy consumption when sharing access point with other devices.To address this problem, we propose packet scheduling algorithms implemented in WiFi access point. This session presents an algorithm to compute per-packet priority to arbitrate the contention between the transmission of IoT packets. It also presents a predictive scheduling algorithm to manage the sleep/wake-up schedule of IoT devices based on current buffering and channel conditions.

Speakers
avatar for Behnam Dezfouli

Behnam Dezfouli

Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University
Behnam Dezfouli is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Director of SCU IoT Research Lab, at Santa Clara University (SCU), USA. Before joining SCU, he was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Executive Ballroom B

1:00pm

MEMS3: Environmental Sensing Becomes Personal
Throughout the last years, environmental sensors measuring temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and air quality have become smaller, cheaper and ubiquitous. This session illustrates what new applications have already been enabled by these interconnected system as well as looking at the future when environmental sensing will become personal, including a novel concept for measuring PM2.5 that can be easily integrated in our mobile devices, allowing them to become our coaches of our long term health.

Speakers
avatar for Marcellino Gemelli

Marcellino Gemelli

Director of Global Business Development, Bosch Sensortec GmbH
Marcellino Gemelli received the “Laurea” degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pavia, Italy while in the Italian Army and an MBA from MIP, the Milano Polytechnic (Italy) business school. Marcellino is currently based in Sunnyvale, California, where he is responsible... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Executive Ballroom A

1:00pm

RD3: Creating a SLAM Using a LiDAR for Robotic Indoor Navigation
This session walks through the process of creating a Simultaneous Location and Measurement (SLAM) system using the Robot Operating System (ROS) and a LiDAR mounted on a small robot platform for the purposes of indoor mapping. It examines the trade spaces for different SLAM implementations and various LiDAR approaches. It also covers the concept of a SLAM and discusses the sensor suites that are needed for precision indoor mapping.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Systems Architect, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Mike Anderson is currently lead systems architect for the Technical Services Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. With over 40 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS offerings for IoT devices including mbed and Zephyr as well... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room 212AB

1:00pm

SD3: Inertial Measurement Units-Design & Selection Criteria for Robotic & Consumer Applications
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are designed to measure acceleration, angular rate and orientation of a dynamic body. These are manufactured in a wide range of features, specifications and prices. This session provides attendees with a better understanding of the information necessary to make a judicious selection of an IMU for their applications and focuses on applications such as autonomous vehicles, precision agriculture, robotic arms, drones, virtually reality headsets.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tehmoor Dar

Dr. Tehmoor Dar

Principal System Engineer, Thales Defense & Security, Inc.
Dr. Tehmoor Dar received the M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He was with Freescale/NXP Semiconductor Inc. from 2010 to 2019 as a Principal System Engineer working on the design, test, and modeling... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room 211CD

2:00pm

AT4: Towards a Smart Contact Lens System for AR & VR
RaayonNova is currently developing a novel, smart contact lens technology that enables the user to focus and refocus (accommodate) on superimposed imagery in a natural fashion; eye control of SCL- based AR or VR systems; and task-evoked pupillary response. This session discusses the fundamental operating principles of the technology, where they are in the development of the technology, challenges to implementation, and next steps.

Speakers
avatar for Aleksandr Shtukater

Aleksandr Shtukater

President, RaayonNova
Mr. Shtukater is a seasoned innovator and an entrepreneur with 20 years of professional experience in Software Engineering, Project Management and extensive team leading background. An accomplished serial inventor, patents holder and an entrepreneur. Mr. Shtukater is an internationally... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive Ballroom C

2:00pm

IM4: 10Mb/s Single Pair Ethernet: Ethernet to the Sensor Simply
The myriad of sensor interfaces are often ultimately transported to an Ethernet network. Specialized protocols on sensor networks are converted to Ethernet and IP in gateways, adding complexity and cost for users. While wireless IoT adds benefits for sensors which may not be fixed to a physical location, or may have their own power source, many sensors are fixed in location and require reliable power – resulting in at least a single pair of wires to them. Recently, IEEE 802.3 has been turning back to look at the speeds needed for sensors and actuators in OT space - industrial and building automation, intra-system applications, and automotive networks. The result is IEEE 802.3cg, published in early 2020, which adds 10BASE-T1L and 10BASET1-S for single-pair operation at 10 Mb/s and associated power delivery to the Ethernet family, enabling all Ethernet networks without gateways, and able to draw on the common Ethernet software stacks. This panel discusses the convergence of process control, industrial automation, building automation, and automotive sensor networking needs which have come together to drive these new developments in low speed ethernet, interfaces being released, and the next steps for the Ethernet ecosystem.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. George Zimmerman

Dr. George Zimmerman

President, CME Consulting

Speakers
avatar for Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
Peter is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco’s Enterprise HW team working on system architecture for the Enterprise switching, routing and wireless product. Peter was a key figure in the development of the Catalyst 3850, Catalyst 3650 and the Catalyst 9000 series switches.Peter works... Read More →
avatar for Heath Stewart

Heath Stewart

Design Director, Analog Devices
Heath Stewart is a Design Director in Analog Devices power business unit, with a focus on Power over Ethernet. Heath is an active contributor on multiple IEEE and Ethernet Alliance committees including 802.3bt, 802.3bu and 802.3cg with a focus on power standard and ecosystem development... Read More →
avatar for Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy

Director, Analog Devices
Mick McCarthy is a Director in Analog Devices Industrial Automation business unit, with a focus on motion control, robotics and Ethernet connectivity. Mick helped lead the ‘call for interest’ of the IEEE 802.3cg standard and an active participant throughout, bringing both silicon... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 211AB

2:00pm

IOT4: Overcoming the IIoT Challenges of Condition Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance
An integral part of Condition Monitoring is providing data that is used for Predictive Maintenance. Smart sensors and wireless networks now provide a new level of digital intelligence that allows companies to accurately monitor, track and share data about their assets to improve efficiency, reduce downtime and achieve greater cost savings. This session explores the challenges of condition monitoring and predictive maintenance and how to overcome these challenges with scalable and secure long-range Bluetooth connectivity.

Speakers
avatar for Felix Zhao

Felix Zhao

CEO, Cassia Networks
Felix (Fuyong) Zhao is currently the founder, chairman and CEO of Cassia Networks Inc. Before founding Cassia, Felix was the VP & GM of APAC of Sensys Networks. Before Sensys, Felix was Vice President, Mesh Technology of Aruba Networks (a NASDAQ listed public company in the US), after... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive Ballroom B

2:00pm

MEMS4: Using Cloud Engineering Simulation & AI/ML to Accelerate MEMS & Sensor R&D
MEMS and Sensor R&D is complex and fraught with risk. Today, Fortune 100 MEMS companies are turning to new engineering paradigms that leverage Cloud Engineering Simulation and AI/ML techniques to explore massive design spaces, find optimum and robust designs, and build advanced AI/ML calibration and compensation algorithms using simulated datasets that correct for manufacturing variances, environmental variances, and usage variances over the lifetime of the product. This session examines novel methods for MEMS and sensor design and optimization and how to mitigate cost, risk, and time-to-market by leveraging the latest techniques in Cloud Engineering Simulation and AI/ML. It also explains how to use simulated datasets to train AI/ML algorithms to calibrate and compensate complex sensor systems in real-world use cases.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell

CEO, OnScale
Ian Campbell is a twice venture-backed Silicon Valley CEO and expert in MEMS sensors, semiconductor technology, and engineering software. Most recently, Ian co-founded OnScale, a Cloud Engineering Simulation startup backed by Intel Capital and Google’s Gradient Ventures. OnScale... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive Ballroom A

2:00pm

RD4: Optimizing Drones for Emergency Response
Cellular connected drones are becoming an essential and preferred tool for first responders. Enabled by IoT technologies, they offer significant advantages, particularly in disaster relief and crime intervention. In addition to providing cost-effective aerial surveillance, drones can maneuver quickly, transmit high-resolution imaging and data in real time and serve as advanced reconnaissance before first responders are dispatched to a scene—all of which can expedite rescues and dramatically reduce physical risk for public safety personnel. This session covers the key role cellular connected drones play in reshaping the future of emergency response and disaster relief, how ruggedized computing modules extend capabilities of existing 3G and 4G networks to optimize drone performance, and why a secure, reliable network connection is essential for drones to meet first responder goals and how to achieve it.




Speakers
avatar for Ken Bednasz

Ken Bednasz

VP of Application Engineering, Telit
Ken Bednasz is the Vice President of Application Engineering for Telit and is responsible for the technical support and module certification for Telit’s products. Ken has been with Telit since 2006 and has been instrumental in leading innovative product introductions with North... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 212AB

2:00pm

SD4: Evolution of Human Interface With Your PC
This session reviews past human interface with the PC and the shortcomings that are being addressed with today's sensor technology in audio and vision domain. It also reviews barriers to the new technology like privacy and security concerns and cost and location on HW challenges and future directions and opportunities to interact with your PC.


Speakers
avatar for Melanie Daniels

Melanie Daniels

Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Melanie Daniels is a system technologist with expertise in Imaging/Optics, Biometrics, Microwave circuits and high speed interfaces, currently concentrating on end to end solutions for Computer Vision and Machine Learning with a passion for Human Computer Interaction. A proven tech... Read More →
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Erland George-Svahn

Principal UX Designer, Tobii


Tuesday June 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 211CD

2:00pm

STMicroelectronics Sponsored Workshop - Simplifying Wireless IoT Application Development Using the SensorTile.Box Kit
This Workshop will show you how to use the STEVAL-MKSBOX1V1 (SensorTile.Box), a ready-to-use kit for wireless IoT applications.

The SensorTile.Box features ST’s newest sensors including LSM6DSOX – IMU with Finite State Machine and Machine Learning Core, LIS2DW12 – ultra low-power Accelerometer, LIS3DHH ultra low-noise Accelerometer, LIS2MDL – wide dynamic range Magnetometer, LPS22HH – improved accuracy barometric Pressure sensor, HTS221 – Relative Humidity and ambient Temperature sensor, STTS751 – on-board Temperature sensor to support temperature compensation, and MP23ABS1 – high performance analog Microphone. The ultra low-power Cortex-M4F STM32L4 provides all the processing capabilities that may be required by the application, while the Bluetooth low-energy module SPBTLE-1S provides the connectivity capabilities to interact with and stream to mobile phones.

This workshop will teach attendees how to use the SensorTile.Box out of the box (entry level mode) with many read-to-use applications to set up sensors, log sensor data, leverage embedded smart sensor functions (pedometer), and perform high-level processing (sensor fusion); the workshop will also show how to build a custom application (expert mode) using the GUI in the ST BLE Sensor app to build the data and control flow; and finally it will show how to develop a custom firmware (pro mode) starting from the examples available in the Function Pack FP-SNS-STBOX1.

Join us and learn how the SensorTile.Box wireless IoT kit can simplify your next application development.
This a working session. For the training on the entry-level and expert mode, participants will need their mobile phone, Android or iOS, with the ST BLE Sensor app installed. For the training on pro mode, participants will need their own laptop running Windows 7 or later, or a MacBook running Windows (Parallels, VM Fusion, etc.); participants should have a basic understanding of the “C” programming language or equivalent. Note: Administrator rights are needed for software and driver installation. ST will provide the development kit and all software.

This workshop is free to all attendees and on a first come, first served basis. Simply sign up during attendee registration.



Tuesday June 23, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Ballroom E

3:00pm

AT5: Visualization Challenges for Long-Range Time-Series Data Analysis
Sensors mounted on instruments that are flown in space are capable of returning data in the nanoseconds per sample rate. For multi-year missions, this results in a tremendous amount of data. Visualization using time-series data analysis over long-time periods becomes demanding, in terms of time to display the results and memory to hold the data being rendered. Some techniques to reduce high resolution data in order to optimize visualization are being studied. This session discusses various schemes used to address data reduction to optimize rendering time for long-range time-series data analysis, ramifications that data format selection can have on data reduction techniques that are being applied on large data sets, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Gonzalez

Carrie Gonzalez

Principal Engineer, Southwest Research Institute
Carrie Gonzalez is a computer scientist with experience in software design. She is one of the primary authors of the graphically oriented multi-mission / multi-instrument science data analysis system used for space physics analysis at Southwest Research Institute. This suite of tools... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Executive Ballroom C

3:00pm

IM5: Using Advanced Wireless Sensors to Retool Conventional Industrial Machines for Optimizing Production
This session details an application that required the employment of multiple modern technologies to solve a unique industrial challenge. Micron level resolution gap measurement isn’t easy when the equipment is rotating at fast speeds with an inaccessible, serrated target.

We’ll dive into how adapting capacitive gap sensing technology originally developed for the high precision needs of the semiconductor industry, was combined with wireless transmission to upgrade an existing textile machine for higher performance and reduced maintenance. We’ll also explore other applications that can benefit from this unconventional approach.

Speakers
avatar for Mayur Purohit

Mayur Purohit

Managing Partner, Systems Marketing & Services
Since the 1980's Mayur Purohit has been the gateway between the Indian Textile Industry and the Global Business Community. Mayur’s focus has been on transforming a poor quality, labour intensive process to a high quality, lean operation over the last three decades. His expertise... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room 211AB

3:00pm

IoT5: Sensors at the Edge: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges
Edge computing has the potential to transform and upend the way data is managed, processed, and delivered. Through edge devices that collect and take action on data on a local level, edge computing eliminates reliance on the network, achieving faster and more reliable data processing, lower costs, increased application efficiency, and enhanced safety and security.

But in what may be a massive shift to computing at the edge, questions abound: How will the move to edge computing impact sensors and the engineers who design sensors, integrate sensors into systems and end products, and implement and maintain sensors on the factory floor? How fast will this shift happen? What are the challenges and opportunities that early adopters are experiencing? Will sensors be getting smarter and, if so, how smart? What are some of the early use cases?

Through a groundbreaking research study Sensors at the Edge: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges, conducted jointly by FierceElectronics and VDC Research, this session will provide answers and actionable insights for anyone involved with sensors—from sensor manufacturers and OEMs to manufacturing companies--looking to gain, well, an edge in today’s competitive marketplace.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Weiner

Jared Weiner

Senior Analyst, VDC Research
Jared leads all of the Industrial Automation and Sensors practice’s major research programs and custom research and consulting engagements. His major areas of coverage include sensors for process and automation control, industrial cybersecurity, data acquisition, and other topics... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Executive Ballroom B

3:00pm

MEMS5: Latest Market Trends in MEMS & Sensors
MEMS devices and sensors are found in an increasing range of applications and industry sectors and the market is as a result in good health overall. This session looks at the impact of the major market changes and industry trends on MEMS and other silicon sensors, highlighting the latest opportunities for sensor suppliers and sensor buyers.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Tagliavini

Manuel Tagliavini

Principal Research Analyst, IHS Markit
Manuel Tagliavini is a principal analyst responsible for MEMS and Sensors research activity at IHS Markit (now a part of Informa Tech) for all the industry segments. In addition to supporting the overall activities of the MEMS and sensors group, his responsibilities include the development... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Executive Ballroom A

3:00pm

RD5: Safety-Rated Time-of-Flight 3D Sensing for Collaborative Robotics
3D time-of-flight (ToF) technology has become a viable sensor method for enabling collaborative working environments for humans and industrial robots. This session provides an overview of ToF sensing and signal processing, performance characterization, calibration, and special considerations required for safety certification with emphasis on how this technology pertains to the speed and separation monitoring of large industrial robots used in industrial manufacturing.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Randall

Bob Randall

Principal Electrical Engineer, Veo Robotics
Bob Randall is a Principal Electrical Engineer at Veo Robotics, where he is developing a safety-rated time-of-flight camera for industrial applications with a focus on algorithm development and FPGA implementation. Previously, he worked at Raytheon in FPGA design, power switching... Read More →


Tuesday June 23, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room 212AB

3:00pm

SD5: Systems Design: Tips for Managing the Maniacal Complexity
When designing systems with sensors and electronics, engineers have a diabolical set of requirements with respect to functionality, cost, power, connectivity, and physical dimensions—to name just a few! It’s enough to make anyone’s head explode. In this panel discussion, engineers with practical experience will share their insights and advice on how to manage the myriad decisions and trade-offs in systems design, best practices for taking their designs from concept to commercialization faster and more effectively and managing the insanity of what at times can seem like a completely  unconstrained design space.
  • What role do requirements play in system design and is there some secret to writing them in such a way to help manage the whole complexity of systems design?
  • How can an engineer get a handle on all of the options and winnow them down to a manageable few?
  • What are some strategies for conducting a trade-off analysis among all the different choices to come up with the optimal design?

Moderators
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Editor, FierceElectronics
FierceElectronics Editor Matt Hamblen has covered tech for decades at Computerworld, Congressional Quarterly and Smartcitiesworld.net, among others. His smart city video content from Singapore won a national award. In 2016, he created SmartCityScout.com to cover AI, sensors and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neomar Giacomini

Neomar Giacomini

EES Sensors Team Leader, Whirlpool Corporation
Neomar is an accomplished inventor, developer and technology aficionado who has been in Electronics for more than 20 years developing hardware, firmware, sensors and user interfaces. Neomar has filed more than 40 patents and in his current position, he has been leading a team focused... Read More →
avatar for Zachary Whitman-Allen

Zachary Whitman-Allen

Senior Camera Architect, Amazon Lab126


Tuesday June 23, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room 211CD

4:00pm

Expo Floor Networking Reception
Explore the future of sensors as you browse the Expo aisles and source the latest products and technologies from leading vendors during the Tuesday networking reception.

Tuesday June 23, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Expo Floor

4:30pm

Women in Sensors & Electronics: Challenges & Opportunities
Despite advances in STEM programs and targeted initiatives, not enough women today are choosing—or sticking with—a technical career. Women at all levels make up a distinct minority of the technical professionals working with sensors and electronics. In short, we have much more to do to truly achieve diversity in the workplace and to retain and promote women in STEM-related positions.
  • How can we inspire and expand access for young women to learn and actively explore STEM-related education and career paths?
  • Once women have entered the tech workforce, what are the best approaches to mentoring advocating, and serving as role models to help them thrive in their careers?
  • Many companies advocate strongly for diversity in the workplace, what are some examples of corporate initiatives that are working?

Moderators
avatar for Karen Field

Karen Field

Group Content Director, Questex

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Daniels

Melanie Daniels

Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Melanie Daniels is a system technologist with expertise in Imaging/Optics, Biometrics, Microwave circuits and high speed interfaces, currently concentrating on end to end solutions for Computer Vision and Machine Learning with a passion for Human Computer Interaction. A proven tech... Read More →
avatar for Rashmi Krishnamurthy

Rashmi Krishnamurthy

Sr. Applications Engineer, Microchip Technology Inc.
Rashmi Krishnamurthy currently works at Microchip Technology Inc. as a Sr. Applications Engineer. She graduated with a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe in 2014 and has been working for Microchip since then. As a part of her current role... Read More →
avatar for Julie Willey

Julie Willey

Hardware Engineering, Oculus VR


Tuesday June 23, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
 
Wednesday, June 24
 

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday June 24, 2020 7:30am - 4:00pm
The Hub

9:00am

KEYNOTE: From Low Earth Orbit to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond: Capabilities Needed for NASA’s Human Exploration Campaign
NASA and the international space exploration community are on a mission to extend the human presence from Earth to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. For nearly 20 years, humans have resided onboard the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit, learning to live and work in space. NASA’s plans continue the journey in space beyond the space station, with the return of humans to the Moon, long-term exploration and science, followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations. Concurrently, NASA is working with partners from many industrial sectors to foster a robust economy in low-Earth orbit, where NASA will be one of many customers utilizing microgravity platforms for diverse activities such as scientific research, manufacturing, and tourism.

This keynote presentation discusses NASA’s current exploration plans and the challenges associated with human voyages to the Moon and Mars. It describes key human spaceflight capabilities that must be advanced to enable NASA’s exploration goals, including sensors and avionics that can survive extreme environments, systems that enable crew and vehicle autonomy, and highly reliable environmental monitoring systems that require minimal maintenance. The presentation addresses the importance and application of these capabilities to deep space human spaceflight. It discusses the activities required to advance critical exploration capabilities, the means of demonstrating system performance, and implementation planning, including selection of flight test location based upon the unique environments and characteristics of the International Space Station, exploration-class vehicles, and lunar surface habitats.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Boggs

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Boggs

Exploration Capabilities Development Team Lead, NASA
Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Boggs leads the Exploration Capabilities Development Team in Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA. In this role, she leads strategic planning for development and demonstration of capabilities critical for long duration deep space missions... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am
Meeting Room 230

10:00am

AT6: AI Implementation on the Farm
For many industries, AI implementation is still largely a plan, not yet a reality. Agriculture is an exception to this rule. Agriculture machines of all types are now connected, serving as their own IoT-enabled factories that use intelligent data, computer vision and sensors to allow farmers to monitor crops beyond what the human eye can see and automatically adjust equipment to plant and harvest optimally, ultimately leading to more effective and efficient operations. This session closely examines how a “traditional” industry has successfully integrated intelligent and automated technology to become one of the most technologically advanced in the world.

Speakers
avatar for Sona Raziabeegum

Sona Raziabeegum

Strategy Lead, Digital Solutions, John Deere
Sona Raziabeegum is the strategy lead of digital solutions for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), where she develops precision ag digital products that create competitive edge, unlock value and drive profitable growth for John Deere’s customers. Sona comes with a... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Executive Ballroom C

10:00am

IOT6: Connecting the IoT World of Sensors With 5G
The 5G evolution will transcend beyond mobile broadband into connecting virtually everything around us. In this connected world, 5G will be the unified solution serving high-performance to low-complexity IoT devices, most of which have in-built sensors, making it a unique vertical in the ecosystem. Join this session to hear about the vision of 5G, its rich technology roadmap, and how it will enable a diverse mix of sensors in emerging use cases and deployments.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Smee

Dr. John Smee

Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Dr. John E. Smee is Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., where he is the 5G R&D lead responsible for overseeing all 5G research projects including end-end systems design and advanced RF/HW/SW prototype implementations in Qualcomm’s wireless research and development... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Executive Ballroom B

10:00am

S1: Smart Sensor & Actuator Standards for IoT, IIoT & Cyber-Physical Systems
What are smart sensors and actuators and their characteristics, and how can they facilitate the development of IoT, IIoT, and Cyber-Physical Systems applications? This session focuses on a suite of distributed architecture-based smart transducer interface standards for sensors and actuators, designated as IEEE 1451. These standards specify communication protocols and metadata in the form of transducer electronic data sheets for networked digital smart sensors and actuators suitable for wired and wireless sensing and actuating applications. The concept of IEEE 1451 is based on a distributed architecture, which means intelligence is decentralized and is pushed down to the sensor module level. This arrangement is well suited for edge-computing and remote monitoring and control applications, e.g., machinery health monitoring and condition-based maintenance in manufacturing and production environments. It also builds the foundation for artificial intelligent-based applications that utilize networked sensors and actuators.

Speakers
avatar for Kang Lee

Kang Lee

Research Associate, NIST


Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 212AB

10:00am

SC1: Improving Well-Being Within Buildings: Differential Pressure & IAQ Sensors in HVAC
Using flow-through differential pressure (DP) sensors and IAQ sensors in the context of HVAC systems can maximize efficiency and comfort in our lives. Since flow-through DP sensors allow for reliable, fast and stable measurements, especially at very low pressure differences, they are ideal to be used in a variety of applications such as VAV control, filter monitoring and IAQ where the precise measurement of DP provides valuable system information. In this session, attendees learn about different use-cases in HVAC systems where flow-through differential pressure sensors can be used and how the sensors are integrated into the corresponding systems. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the working principle of flow-through differential pressure sensors and know the differences compared to membrane-based sensors regarding performance.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sebastian Schnoz

Dr. Sebastian Schnoz

Field Application Engineer, Sensirion AG
​​​​Dr. Sebastian Schnoz studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in physics. Afterwards, he obtained his PhD degree at the same university in the field of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Executive Ballroom A

10:00am

SD6: Paving the Way for True Plug-and-Play at the Sensor Domain
The fastest-growing segment of the Internet of Things, Industrial IoT, has been making significant headway into addressing the needs of Smart City, Smart Factory and transportation systems. One area that has continued to lag behind market needs, however, is a lack of standardization and availability of interoperable plug-and-play smart sensors. New open specifications are on the way that will change all this. This session details how two new work products from PICMG are paving the way for true plug-and-play at the sensor domain.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Sandy

Douglas Sandy

VP of Technology, PICMG
Doug Sandy is the Vice President of Technology for PICMG with over 24 years of industry experience in the embedded computing, industrial automation, telecommunications and cloud computing spaces. Doug has worked as Technical Fellow, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect for... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 211CD

10:00am

SP1: The Need to Address the Cyber Security of Process Sensors
Control and safety systems require process sensor input. Legacy sensors have no cyber security yet continue to be used. Real world cases include counterfeit pressure and differential pressure transmitters, hacking of process sensors from multiple control system vendors, and a Russian presentation on hacking process sensor networks. This session helps attendees understand the cyber gaps in process sensors and that cyber threats to process sensors are real and have already occurred. Attendees leave this session understanding how monitoring raw process sensor data can improve reliability, safety, and security. There is a crying need for the process sensor community to understand the implications of cyber threats to process sensors and be an active part of solution.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Weiss

Joe Weiss

Managing Partner, Applied Control Solutions LLC
Joe Weiss is an expert on instrumentation, controls, and control system cyber security. He has published over 80 papers, chapters on cyber security and authored Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats. He has amassed a database of more than 1,200 actual control... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 211AB

10:00am

Automotive Theater
More information coming soon!

Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00am - 3:50pm
Expo Floor

10:00am

Sensors Live Theater
More information coming soon!

Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00am - 3:50pm
Expo Floor

10:00am

Expo Floor Open
Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm
Expo Floor

11:00am

AT7: Turning Technology into Gold for Team USA at the Olympics & Paralympics
In this session, Phil Cheetham presents how they use technology at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee to help athletes improve performance and avoid injury with the goal of being on the medals podium at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Phil introduces examples of how to design custom technology to help Team USA win gold and what type of technology they need. Attendees learn what works and what doesn't when designing and applying technology to sports use cases.

Wednesday June 24, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Executive Ballroom C

11:00am

IOT7: 5G is Here & It’s Coming to Your Factory Now
With a major rollout of 5G networks coming this year, enterprises are likely to be among the first to take advantage of the capabilities. The improvements in speed, latency, and capacity, as well as 5G’s ability to support edge analytics, are expected to significantly accelerate IoT implementations and the use of wireless sensors/sensor nodes.
  • What will be special and different about 5G-powered sensor and sensor networks?
  • What will be some of the first use cases for 5G in the Industrial IoT?
  • But wait, what about Wi-Fi 6?

Moderators
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Editor, FierceElectronics
FierceElectronics Editor Matt Hamblen has covered tech for decades at Computerworld, Congressional Quarterly and Smartcitiesworld.net, among others. His smart city video content from Singapore won a national award. In 2016, he created SmartCityScout.com to cover AI, sensors and the... Read More →

Wednesday June 24, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Executive Ballroom B

11:00am

S2: Printed Circuit & Wiring Board Reliability
Sensors and their circuit designs deserve best in class performance. Advances in today’s electronic applications depend upon sophisticated PCB technology. If it doesn’t work, the whole product will be compromised. By demonstrating the PCB performs reliably, the end applications and use of sensors can continue to thrive. In this session, UL details how to best test advanced circuits so sensor and end product manufacturers know the performance boundaries of their designs. Critical functions can be verified and are known to be trusted upon. UL also shares the role of Lab Testing & Certification in the Design Process as well as compare and contrast testing in-house vs independent 3rd party. At the end of this session, UL seeks feedback from the sensors community on how best to address their needs. This market is rapidly evolving, and new sensor types and categories are introduced every quarter. UL wishes to advance the sensors community’s consumer confidence by ensuring the community has a voice in standards development.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Vanderpan

Crystal Vanderpan

Principal Engineering Manager, Consumer Technology, UL LLC
Crystal leads the global principal engineers for Safety, EMC and Wireless technologies for UL Consumer Technology. She and her team are the driving force for technical competency, global consistency, integrity and engineering quality as well as the establishment, maintenance and application... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room 212AB

11:00am

SC2: Lighting & Sensor Approach to Mobility Solutions: ADAS/AV & Smart City
Providing ancillary lighting techniques to ADAS and AV sensors can increase dynamic range therefore object detection and recognition. LiDAR, radar, and camera, sensors that are necessary for L2+ and AVs will require a housing location along with enhancements during periods of adverse weather. Technology such as gated cameras, a technology where pulsed light is synchronized with the sensor exposure time and by doing this the sensor is able to integrate a specific segment of reflected light. By taking into account the speed of light it can then determine the distance of the object in foggy or hazy conditions. Other technologies that provide enhanced visibility, such as Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB), a lighting technology that is always in high beam mode but selectively dims areas of oncoming and preceding traffic to low beam to reduce glare, will also help in the visibility of objects as night. Attendees of this session walk away with an understanding of how advanced exterior lighting and new technologies in lighting are being developed to assist L2+ and AVs.

Speakers
avatar for Amit Mehta

Amit Mehta

Head of Innovation, North American Lighting
Amit is mechanical engineer with an MBA who spent 8 years at Bosch automotive and power tools as a design and benchmarking engineer in Farmington Hills, MI and Chicagoland, IL respectively. He then moved to North American Lighting, a fully owned subsidiary of the Koito Group, as a... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Executive Ballroom A

11:00am

SD7: Coping With the Diabolical Complexity of Sensor Integration
Sensor interfaces typically break down into three types--I2C, SPI and serial. But the fact that many sensors have multiple interface options, sensor hardware interfaces are not standardized, and the sheer number of variants are enough to make any engineer’s head explode (not to mention the need to factor in voltage mismatches, pin count, and more) makes integration a nasty proposition. In the absence of formalized interface specifications in most cases, what’s an engineer to do?
  • How can an engineer get a handle on all of the options and winnow them down to a manageable few?
  • Are there particular things engineers should be looking for in the product documentation (or questions to ask) to simplify the work of designing and testing an interface?
  • What are some of the best practices in interpreting vendor documentation in order to ease integration efforts?

Moderators
avatar for Spencer Chin

Spencer Chin

Editor, FierceElectronics
Spencer Chin is an editor for FierceElectronics handling the brand's sensors coverage while also contributing stories on other technology and business topics important to electronics design engineers. Spencer has previously written for a number of content brands serving the OEM electronics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Colby

Robert Colby

Principal Engineer, IT Infrastructure, Intel Corporation
WH

William Hill

Manager, Delta Air Lines


Wednesday June 24, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room 211CD

11:00am

SP2: Securing Smart Cities
In this session, attendees learn the security and privacy successes – and failures – of smart city initiatives. By examining components of smart cities (transport systems, buildings, cars, homes, businesses, utilities), attendees derive an architectural model, policy recommendations, and technology strategies that support secure, trustworthy smart cities. This model examines the likely technology evolution and threat landscape for the next ten years. Attendees will discover a path to a safe, trustworthy, resilient, responsive cityscape.

Speakers
avatar for William Malik

William Malik

VP Infrastructure Strategies, Trend Micro
William helps clients, prospects, partners, and colleagues achieve an effective information security posture spanning endpoints, networks, servers, cloud, and the Internet of Things. This involves technology, policy, and procedures, and impacts acquisition/development through deployment... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room 211AB

1:00pm

AT8: Ultra-Low-Power Chemical Sensing With Metal-Organic Frameworks
A classic challenge in gas sensing is chemical selectivity of the sensing material. A new class of materials, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), can take on thousands of forms, each with unique chemical adsorption properties. In this session, David Gardner discusses their work demonstrating that MOFs can be used directly as a sensing material on the chemical-sensitive field-effect transistor (CS-FET), an ultra-low-power sensing platform. An unexpected challenge of the CS-FET platform was interference from off-target molecules reacting with the SiO2 gate dielectric, and we show how this interference can be eliminated. He shows several highly chemically-selective metal-organic framework sensing materials, including HKUST-1 for humidity, ZIF-8 for nitrous oxide, and MFM-300 for ammonia.

Speakers
avatar for David Gardner, Ph.D

David Gardner, Ph.D

Chemical Engineering Researcher, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
David Gardner is a chemical engineering researcher in Roya Maboudian research lab at the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC), U. C. Berkeley.  He has previously worked for Bemis Company, Inc. on high-puncture-strength nylon films for food packaging. His current research interests... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Executive Ballroom C

1:00pm

IOT8: Game Controller on Your Fingertip: Design & Construction of a Miniaturized Wireless Motion Sensor
Miniaturized sensors allow for data collection in a wealth of new use cases. Challenges arise in terms of power budgeting, design and assembly of miniaturized devices. This session presents a case study in designing a fingertip game controller based on a Bluetooth-enabled IMU. It presents a power analysis of the sensor in different operation modes, the relationship between power requirements and battery characteristics, and the assembly of such a small form-factor device.

Speakers
avatar for Leland Smith, PhD

Leland Smith, PhD

COO, Millibatt, Inc.
As COO of Millibatt, Leland Smith is primarily responsible for overseeing the development and scaling of battery manufacturing processes. He Co-invented a photo-patternable electrolyte material in 2014 and co-founded Millibatt in 2015. His background is in the design, synthesis and... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Executive Ballroom B

1:00pm

SC3: Nano Gas Sensors for Smart Home Applications
This session addresses how scientific and engineering breakthroughs in nanotechnology-based gas sensors are enabling cost and size reduction needed for widespread integration into Smart Home IoT devices. By delivering granular-level data on indoor air pollutants (e.g. formaldehyde, NO2, etc.) embedded sensors in air purifiers, alarm devices, smart speakers, HVAC systems, etc., generate actionable data to automate actions including air purification, opening windows, starting ventilation or alerting users to leave the environment or remove hazards.

Speakers
avatar for Sundip Doshi

Sundip Doshi

CEO, AerNos, Inc.
Sundip R. Doshi is Founder & CEO of AerNos, Inc., a nano technology-based gas sensor company that develops multi-gas sensors for 3rd party integration into IoT devices used for monitoring air quality, detecting hazardous gases and other e-nose applications. As the chief architect... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Executive Ballroom A

1:00pm

SD8: A Matter of the Chicken & the Egg: Use Cases & Sensor Data for the Next Killer Apps
Advances in sensing applications are experiencing a perfect storm. Economies of scale gained from mobile and fitness applications, machine learning algorithms, advances in flexible and nano materials and ever-improving power efficiency and integration are making many different sensing modalities possible. Getting to the next killer apps will require conversations among experts who are familiar with problems at hand, sensors that can observe aspects of the problem, data science that can turn sensor data into actionable information and a platform for open innovation and rapid prototyping. In this session, gain an understanding of the role of sensor electronics, industrial/mechanical design and algorithm in making sensor derived information reliable. This session includes case studies in novel optical sensing applications.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Chen

Ian Chen

Executive Director for Industrial and IoT Sensors, Industrial & Healthcare Business Unit, Maxim Integrated
Ian Chen works at Maxim Integrated as an executive director for Industrial and IoT Sensors. He has more than 25 years of semiconductor experience, with the last 15 years focused on sensors and sensing applications. He has held senior business, marketing, and engineering leadership... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room 211CD

1:00pm

SP3: Cybersecurity for IoT: Big to Small
The Internet of Things will drive uptake of numerous novel sensor-based information technology products and systems that will take advantage of not only increased processing power and bandwidth, but also more abundant sensor technologies that will allow entirely new ways for technology to interact with humans and our world. This explosion of connected devices can bring significant cybersecurity risks, though, if not developed and deployed with cybersecurity in mind. In response, NIST and others have worked to develop usable cybersecurity guidance for IoT customers and manufacturers meant to cover the wide breadth of IoT applications, from big to small. Mike Fagan from NIST’s Cybersecurity for IoT Program will be joined by public and private sector experts on IoT cybersecurity to discuss these efforts and how they can be used across sectors to build a more secure IoT.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fagan

Michael Fagan

Computer Scientist, NIST
Michael Fagan is a Computer Scientist working with the Cybersecurity for IoT Program which aims to develop guidance towards improving the cybersecurity of IoT devices and systems. The program is within the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Technology Laboratory... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room 211AB

2:00pm

AT9: AI & Machine Learning: A Game Changer for Sensor Data
Companies today are capturing and storing huge amounts of sensor data, but many are only at the very early stages of beginning to analyze and transform that data into actionable information. That’s where AI and Machine Learning come into play. Poised for prime time and now enabled by the Industrial IoT and 5G, these technologies can offer companies the potential to tap into a rich stream of information and do everything from improving the consistency and quality of visual inspections to gaining key insights into operations.
  • Where is AI today in the adoption cycle and when will it be ready for prime time?
  • What will be some of the early use cases/practical applications for AI in sensors, sensor data, and sensor systems?
  • How should companies get started in evaluating and exploring AI today for their applications?

Moderators
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Editor, FierceElectronics
FierceElectronics Editor Matt Hamblen has covered tech for decades at Computerworld, Congressional Quarterly and Smartcitiesworld.net, among others. His smart city video content from Singapore won a national award. In 2016, he created SmartCityScout.com to cover AI, sensors and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jake Galbreath

Jake Galbreath

Sensor Systems Architect, Arable Labs Inc.
Jake Galbreath has 18 years of experience developing intelligent sensing systems across a range of commercial and industrial markets. He currently serves as Sensor Systems Architect at Arable, developing novel in-field measurement systems for data-driven decisions in agriculture and... Read More →
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Shannon Jelken

Research Specialist, Emerson
Shannon Jelken is a Research Specialist and Design Engineer with the Fisher Valve division of Emerson in the Prognostic and Controls group with 14 years’ experience trouble shooting customer applications within the process control industry. Currently Shannon is focusing on the implementation... Read More →
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Dr. Manish Mehta

Technical Director of Innovation, Stanley Black and Decker
Dr. Manish Mehta currently leads the charter at Stanley Black and Decker on Open Innovation. In his current role, he is responsible for Identifying innovative approaches of high margin, high growth commercial opportunities in the areas of advanced materials, batteries, AI, machine... Read More →
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Sona Raziabeegum

Strategy Lead, Digital Solutions, John Deere
Sona Raziabeegum is the strategy lead of digital solutions for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), where she develops precision ag digital products that create competitive edge, unlock value and drive profitable growth for John Deere’s customers. Sona comes with a... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive Ballroom C

2:00pm

IOT9: Oil & Gas Well Monitoring IIoT Solution Using Open Standards to Enable High ROI to Traditionally Non Monitored Assets
This session highlights how working with ecosystem partners and leveraging global wireless standards (LoRa, BLE, LTE Cellular) enabled a real time sensor monitoring solution to be implemented on low producing wells that in the past were not automated. Ecosystem partners are TEAM International, MachFu, and TE Connectivity. It highlights the ability to use unrestricted protocols to solve business problems in a market that traditionally uses proprietary communication protocols. It also highlights how the use of IoT and edge compute has evolved to allow us to solve business problems for markets that were previously viewed as not qualified due to the low revenue streams.

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Matthew Medici

COO Digital Oil & Gas, TEAM International
Matthew Medici is COO of the Digital Oil and Gas division at TEAM International. This division of TEAM International is focused on solving problems in the Oil and Gas space by leveraging technologies such as machine learning, IoT, edge compute, and Analytics. Matthew has over 20... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive Ballroom B

2:00pm

S4: Interoperability Testing Method for Smart Sensors for IoT & Cyber-Physical Systems
This session focuses on smart sensors and their interoperability issues. It first explains what constitutes smart sensors. It then describes IoT and CPS requirements for smart sensors and the interoperability of smart sensors from different manufacturers is essential for data and information exchanges. This session discusses how interoperability is defined, how to conduct interoperability tests, and what typical testing method can be applied for smart sensors. For further clarification, it shows some standards-based smart sensor interoperability test cases, e.g., IEEE 1451.0 and 1451.5, IEEE 1451.5-802.11, IEC 61850-9-2, and IEEE C37.118. These cases have been studied at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid and CPS testbed. The interoperability testing method can help sensor manufacturers, sensor system developers and integrators to develop and test standard-based interoperable smart sensor products to achieve sensor data interoperability and plug & play in IoT and CPS applications.

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Dr. Eugene Song

Electronics Engineer, NIST


Wednesday June 24, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 212AB

2:00pm

SC4: Self-Federating Sensor Networks & Physics-Based Digital Twins: A Foundation for Autonomous Building Systems
Autonomous systems technology is moving to revolutionize new markets, and buildings are the largest sensor and control infrastructure in the global economy. Autonomous building systems are built on deep digital twins, live at the edge, make real-time decisions, and interconnect sensors and controlled system topologies. Autonomous Buildings System's new developments in AI technology and self-federating IoT enable buildings to reason, optimize resources, adapt to occupants, and interact in peer energy markets. This session explains how autonomous building platforms change automation, commissioning, and sensor networks. It also describes how Deep Digital Twins interact with sensors and how they provide insight into our most valuable assets. Autonomous building systems enable buildings to be truly human-centric and have future-forward control.

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Troy Harvey

CEO, PassiveLogic
Troy Harvey is the co-founder & CEO of PassiveLogic. PassiveLogic, started in 2016, provides real-time autopilot for buildings while revolutionizing the market around a digital-twin workflow. Troy is an entrepreneurial technologist, attacking traditional markets with revolutionary... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive Ballroom A

2:00pm

SD9: The Brownfield Sensor Opportunity
The Global IoT Sensor Market is expected to exceed more than US$68 Billion by 2024. This session provides a case study analysis of real customers connecting their existing equipment and sensors to the cloud to form an intelligent edge computing fabric. It outlines the benefits these customers are trying to achieve such as distributing workloads from the cloud to edge devices and connecting existing sensors to the cloud to provide operational insights.

Wednesday June 24, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 211CD

2:00pm

SP4: Highly-Integrated Radar Chips Bring New Functionalities in Security Applications
Using radar for augmenting existing IoT surveillance devices. Radar offers many advantages over other leading technologies such as optics, camera, PIR by detecting presence, motion. It is also capable of penetrating obscure environmental conditions such as snow, rain, smoke, fog, vapor. Radar technology enables the capability of going through thin, non-metallic walls such as glass, paper, wood, plastic, gypsum board, stucco and can be hidden behind innocuous and common objects.

Speakers
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Niel Smith

Radar Engineering Fellow, Socionext America Inc.
Niel Smith is a Radar Engineering Fellow at Socionext America. He is responsible for handling the radar sensor product line. Niel possesses extensive engineering experience in RF, microwave, and mixed-signal semiconductor products.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 211AB

3:00pm

AT10: Giant Magnetoresistance Sensor Technology Revolutionized for Ferromagnetic Sensing
Magnetic sensors are critical to the operation of automotive systems, particularly the transmission and engine.  These magnetic sensors are used to sense ferrous gears to determine position, timing, and speed of the system. However, with the need for better fuel economy, emissions, torque and horsepower, these sensors are reaching the boundaries of existing sensing technologies, Hall effect being the most common. Magnetically back biased GMR technology expands the boundary, providing a solution for the future. In this session, learn about the use of GMR technology in ferromagnetic applications, understand how GMR provides increased sensor capability and what that means to the application, and learn why the application needs to improve capability for the industry.

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Christine Graham

Product Line Manager, Allegro MicroSystems
Rooted in systems engineering with over 20 years of industry experience, Christine Graham leads the strategic vision and roadmap for automotive and industrial speed sensors for Allegro MicroSystems. As a guiding figure for new product development, Christine has been an integral part... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Executive Ballroom C

3:00pm

IOT10: Satellite IoT Connectivity: How Nano Satellites are Making Remote IIoT Applications Feasible
In this session, learn how new connectivity technology is opening up new IIoT applications, how new satellite technology is changing the perception of satellites and unsuitable for IoT applications, and understand how this new technology is now available for OEM's, sensor manufacturers and others to provide new IIoT solutions across a multitude of industries. Hear how ultra low cost, ultra low power, direct to orbit satellite IoT connectivity technology is making a whole new range of IIoT applications feasible. Case studies include satellite connected agricultural IIoT sensors like rain gauges, tank monitors and weather stations, through to connected environmental sensors used in the mining sector.

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Barbara Swanson

CRO, Myriota Pty. Ltd.
Barbara Swanson is the Chief Revenue Officer of Myriota, the global leader in low-cost, low-power, secure direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things.Barbara’s 18 years as a global sales executive with specialised experience in SaaS technology has led her to... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Executive Ballroom B

3:00pm

S5: Understanding WiFi Variants - Options, Choices & Trade Offs
The WiFi space has changed significantly over the past 20 years. There are now over a dozen different versions of WiFi, and many of them target very specific use cases ranging from low-power IoT to metropolitan area networks and tie-ins within the coming 5G cellular infrastructure. This session examines the different versions of WiFi and their targeted market segments and the roadmap of the WiFi Alliance industry group.

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Michael Anderson

Systems Architect, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Mike Anderson is currently lead systems architect for the Technical Services Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. With over 40 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS offerings for IoT devices including mbed and Zephyr as well... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room 212AB

3:00pm

SC5: LiDAR-Based Traffic Management for Smart City Planning
In this session, Enzo Signore discusses how LiDAR technology is being deployed in smart cities/smart spaces, and shares a few relevant case studies from Quanergy's partners. By using Quanergy’s QORTEX DTC solution, city officials have reduced economic costs and pollutants from traffic congestion, as well as provided rich data for city officials to help them prioritize spending as they begin planning cities of the future. This session explores how LiDAR hardware and software technology is able to detect, track and classify humans vs. vehicles, and how the technology is able to provide location and movement about each object. It also gives attendees an understanding of how critical technologies like LiDAR are in the assistance of city planning with urbanization growing at such a rapid rate.

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Enzo Signore

CMO, Quanergy
Enzo Signore joined Quanergy as Chief Marketing Officer in 2019. In this role, he is responsible for product management, innovative marketing initiatives and growth strategies for the leading LiDAR company. Enzo brings over 25 years of product management and marketing experience across... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Executive Ballroom A

3:00pm

SC5: Securing IoT Sensor Networks With a Mutual Authentication Protocol
IoT protocols and connectivity options create exciting possibilities for scalable, low-power and low-throughput sensor networks. However, an application security layer on top of these networks is often needed, to make the communications less vulnerable to increasing cyberattacks. Luckily, implementing hardware authentication at the edge is simpler than many designers realize. This session identifies key vulnerabilities and discuss concrete solutions for improving security in low throughput connected edge devices with hardware secure elements.

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Paolo Treré

Embedded System Engineer, Microchip Technology Inc.
Paolo Trere is Embedded System Engineer at Microchip Technology with nearly 20 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry.  Before joining Microchip, Paolo started his career in Italy in the late nineties as an Electronic Designer, and soon moved to several Field Application... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room 211AB